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“Plastiglomerate” is a new song from our collection Voyage to Anthropocene. It’s a new rock recently named by Canadian geologist Prof. Patricia Corcoran of Canada’s Western University. Plastiglomerate is a fusion of plastic with coral and/or volcanic rock. Plastic is one of the candidates for the offical marker(s) of the Anthropocene epoch: a marker is something that will form a fossil in the rock strata indicating the Anthropocene epoch. Geologists have decided we’ve entered the Anthropocene, which is characterized as a geological epoch in which humankind is the biggest geological factor on the planet.



She waits for her Americano at the counter of the Common café in Toronto’s Annex and spots Kristian: headphones, purple jeans, desert boots, composing music on a bench, a small keyboard attached to his laptop. They chat and he invites her to hear him play at the Tranzac. The first time she hears Raphael play drums, she is entranced. He played barefoot, bells adorning his ankles. Chris listens and he makes it look easy. Grounding. Bass. She first sings with Lindsay, with Jennifer, with Alejandra, and with Caitlin, through a cold, cold night on the streets of Toronto. Their voices soar into the dawn, and before long, the five become Sirens. Alluvial Plain is Chris Adriaanse (upright bass), Alejandra Ballon (Siren), Aruna Antonella Handa (lead vocals, Siren, songwriter), Caitlin Holland (Siren), Kristian Podlacha (piano/guitar), Raphael Roter (drums) & Jennifer Wakefield (Siren-on-leave).